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Expect More Dictatorship in Springfield After 2016 Elections

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Why should we care about what happens in contested state legislative races all over the state this ye...

Top 10 Quotes From Rich Miller's City Club of Chicago Speech

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.17.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're a regular visitor to Reboot Illinois, you know that Capitol Fax publisher Rich Miller is one of the most astute observers of Illinois state ...

Highlights From Michael Madigan's Rare Speech at City Club of Chicago

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.10.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan warned Wednesday that Gov. Bruce Rauner's borrowing to fund state government operations is "terribly significan...

History of the Illinois Pension Crisis Could Be Learning Moment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional, it left the state with one very big question: how to get $105 bill...

Rep. Mike Quigley: A Better Deal Could Not Have Been Negotiated

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Quigley, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, just refuted two key claims of Republican opponents of the Iran deal: the claim that Obama could have gotten a better deal, and that if Congress were to blow up this deal, we could go back to the table and negotiate a different one.

The Emerging Populist Groundswell

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

We are the richest country humanity has ever seen, and we are at our richest moment. Yet hardworking Americans keep coming home to "a plate full of worry." This is largely because over the last few decades the wages of the bottom 80 percent of Americans have fallen or stagnated while the super-rich rake in all the profits. We can do better, and we must.

Some Laughs (And Surprises) At Latest Mayoral Forum

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tonight, we bring you an extra late (and extra long) mayor's race roundup. With just one week until election day (!!!), things are getting wild. Today...

WATCH: Jeb Bush: People Blame My Brother For Their Sniffles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in Chicago Thursday showing his support for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady--and also poking fun ...

Alexi: Mark Kirk Is 'Obsessed' With Talking About Broadway Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The troubles surrounding Alexi Giannoulias' family bank have put a dark cloud over his campaign in recent weeks, but during a Monday press conference,...